Periodic Table of Visualization Methods shows visualization methods for data, information, concept, strategy, method and compound presented in a familiar periodic table structure. The classification scheme in use here is a multi-faceted one:
simple to complex
data / information / concept / strategy / metaphor / compound
process / structure
detail / overview
divergence / convergence
This project is one of the maps produced by visual-literacy.org, a collaborative effort from various Swiss universities including Università della Svizzera italiana, Universität St. Gallen (UNISG) , L’Université de Genève (UNIGE), Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW).
I was especially intrigued by the XEROX PARC Cone Tree (Cn) which has been used to represent hierarchical file structures including the Wold Wide Web.
[Edited from Photomedia Forum post by T.Neugebauer from Jul 10, 2007 ]